IMPRESSIVE CRUTCHLOW TOPS THE TIMESHEETS ON DAY ONE IN MUGELLO

IMPRESSIVE CRUTCHLOW TOPS THE TIMESHEETS ON DAY ONE IN MUGELLO

IMPRESSIVE CRUTCHLOW TOPS THE TIMESHEETS ON DAY ONE IN MUGELLO

IMPRESSIVE CRUTCHLOW TOPS THE TIMESHEETS ON DAY ONE IN MUGELLO

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow set the pace on the opening day of the Italian Grand Prix at a scorching Mugello. The Briton – riding with a #69 sticker on his front fender to honour the memory of Nicky Hayden – laid down an early marker as he looks to maintain his impressive early season form at round six of the MotoGP World Championship in Tuscany.
In the morning session Crutchlow was tenth fastest, but a switch to a softer rear tyre in this afternoon’s FP2 saw the 31-year-old post the best lap of the day.

The LCR man finished ahead of Ducati rider Andrea Doviszioso in second, with the Yamaha of Jonas Folger in third. However, Crutchlow insists there is still much room for improvement over the weekend.

#35 Crutchlow (1st – 1’47.365)
“This race is very important for my Team and it’s a good atmosphere. I don’t feel fantastic with the bike as I’ve not been feeling too good over the past couple of days. I have a couple of injuries, but I was quite happy with the overall performance today”.

“We still have to improve, in the middle of the corner the feeling of the bike is not great when turning – although that could have been the tyre we’re using. Hopefully we can improve that tonight and then do better tomorrow”.


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